An award winning teaching team and world-class researchers
Our programs are informed by extensive research and provide in-depth coverage of key people management skills—communication, planning, teamwork, strategy and self-development.
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
The Department of Employment Relations and Human Resources offers programs in people management to enable managers to respond to the current challenges in the global business environment. People management skills are an essential tool to modern management, as people make the difference between an organisation’s success or failure.
Our graduates possess the necessary skills and abilities to contribute effectively in their chosen field/s of employment relations or human resource management.
The Department works closely with the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing to develop world-class research relevant to the future of employment relations and workforce management.
Griffith Business School offers many opportunities for students to get involved with our community, build professional and social networks, and enhance their business skills. We also offer a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards to assist with the costs of course fees, textbooks, accommodation and living expenses.
OUR REMARKABLE ALUMNI
Ms Amanda Spencer is an ERHR graduate who is now Qld Recruitment Manager for Star Entertainment Group.
In Amanda's role as Qld Recruitment Manager she has assisted in developing a partnership which sees representatives The Star visit Griffith Business School to recruit promising students both during and after their studies. A recent event has resulted in 54 eager students successfully gaining employment with the renowned hospitality and tourism brand.
“We see the partnership as helping the community, helping young people get their first job, or get their foot in the door,” she says. “It’s an opportunity for students to gain paid employment while they’re studying and I think that’s super crucial in this industry.”
Our expert staff
Course ranked number one for student satisfaction
Dr Mary Rogers, Senior Lecturer for the Department, recently had her online organisational behaviour course rank number one for student satisfaction across all Open Universities Australia providers.
Excellence in teaching
Lecturer Dr Amie Shaw recently received a Griffith Award for Excellence in Teaching. This award recognises truly engaged teachers who are passionate about their discipline or profession, who are at the cutting edge of their field, and who make significant contributions to student learning.
Teacher of the Year
Professor Ruth McPhail received the 2015 Vice Chancellor’s Teacher of the Year Award, and in May 2018 Ruth was admitted as Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy recognising her ongoing commitment and contribution of academics to student learning.
February 15, 2019
India-Queensland partnership: Internationalising Indian women entrepreneurs
Dr Dhara Shah and Professor Michelle Barker from the Department of Business, Strategy and Innovation (BSI), and the Griffith Asia Institute (GAI) are leading researchers in the area of Indian women in IT. They are currently working on a project that addresses the needs of women entrepreneurs in Indi...
February 14, 2019
Griffith University partners with QLD Social Enterprise Council and English Family Foundation to grow social enterprise in Queensland
The new agreement will help catalyse the state’s emerging social enterprise sector.
February 13, 2019
Calling small businesses: Griffith researcher wants to help your cash flow
PhD candidate Melissa Belle Isle is investigating the impact of taxation and literacy on cash flow.
February 12, 2019
What it takes to make a healthy, happy city in a tropical climate
Workshop offers insights into the key ingredients to create a livable city in warm environments.